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Public Libraries are Protecting Against Censorship and Introducing E-Sports

Within the last six to eight years, what qualifies as fact-based information has been challenged by several political groups and debates. Advocacy for censorship has been on the rise; this is especially true for young adult books involving LGBTQ+ themes and books centering around people of color. While censorship demands were predominately held in […]

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Public Libraries are Protecting Against Censorship and Introducing E-Sports

Within the last six to eight years, what qualifies as fact-based information has been challenged by several political groups and debates. Advocacy for censorship has been on the rise; this is especially true for young adult books involving LGBTQ+ themes and books centering around people of color. While censorship demands were predominately held in […]

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Advanced Manufacturing Edition
How Companies are Gaining Talented Individuals

The Get Sh** Done index was high at the December 2022 MICHauto Summit. Its featured topic: Accelerating Our Tech-Talent Future, boasted several expert panels on EV and digital transformation. DisruptED’s Ron J. Stefanski attended the event, and one speaker, Jose L. Flores, caught his attention. Flores is the CEO of Ancor Automotive, the leading […]

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Education Technology
Delivering an Alternative to Standardized Tests

As California universities vote to remove standardized tests as a requirement for entry, the focus on traditional means of measurement, such as GPA, still remains popular. While supporters believe standardized testing can’t be replaced, opponents claim tests block real learning and holistic views of children’s performance. But in a world where the school system […]

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Building the Whole Person Project to Address Chronic Underemployment

The world of workforce has moved the needle to really adapt the system for current needs, but with continued chronic underemployment, a whole-person approach is not currently standard in the system for workforce development. Why should it be? In part 1 of this 2-part episode, DisruptED, host Ron J. Stefanski speaks with off-the-charts GSD […]

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Education Technology
The Buying and Selling of American Education

According to a Public School Review article by Kate Barrington from May 2022, the American public education system is not keeping up with the times and is facing many serious problems. Barrington addresses fifteen issues plaguing U.S. education, from lack of funding to challenges with technology and student mental health challenges. Susan Zelman, President […]

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Advanced Manufacturing Edition
Creating a Winning Culture in the World of Tech

In 2021, the U.S., Hong Kong, Sweden, Denmark, and Singapore were championed “the best digitally competitive countries in the world.” With 13,400 tech startups launched in 2019 in the U.S., is this any surprise? Probably not. As the competition in the tech market heats up, what is happening within and how are tech companies building […]

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Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

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Public Libraries are Protecting Against Censorship and Introducing E-Sports
January 27, 2023

Within the last six to eight years, what qualifies as fact-based information has been challenged by several political groups and debates. Advocacy for censorship has been on the rise; this is especially true for young adult books involving LGBTQ+ themes and books centering around people of color. While censorship demands were predominately held in […]

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How Companies are Gaining Talented Individuals
January 24, 2023

The Get Sh** Done index was high at the December 2022 MICHauto Summit. Its featured topic: Accelerating Our Tech-Talent Future, boasted several expert panels on EV and digital transformation. DisruptED’s Ron J. Stefanski attended the event, and one speaker, Jose L. Flores, caught his attention. Flores is the CEO of Ancor Automotive, the leading […]

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Delivering an Alternative to Standardized Tests
January 23, 2023

As California universities vote to remove standardized tests as a requirement for entry, the focus on traditional means of measurement, such as GPA, still remains popular. While supporters believe standardized testing can’t be replaced, opponents claim tests block real learning and holistic views of children’s performance. But in a world where the school system […]

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Building the Whole Person Project to Address Chronic Underemployment
January 20, 2023

The world of workforce has moved the needle to really adapt the system for current needs, but with continued chronic underemployment, a whole-person approach is not currently standard in the system for workforce development. Why should it be? In part 1 of this 2-part episode, DisruptED, host Ron J. Stefanski speaks with off-the-charts GSD […]

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The Buying and Selling of American Education
January 17, 2023

According to a Public School Review article by Kate Barrington from May 2022, the American public education system is not keeping up with the times and is facing many serious problems. Barrington addresses fifteen issues plaguing U.S. education, from lack of funding to challenges with technology and student mental health challenges. Susan Zelman, President […]

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Creating a Winning Culture in the World of Tech
January 17, 2023

In 2021, the U.S., Hong Kong, Sweden, Denmark, and Singapore were championed “the best digitally competitive countries in the world.” With 13,400 tech startups launched in 2019 in the U.S., is this any surprise? Probably not. As the competition in the tech market heats up, what is happening within and how are tech companies building […]

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“Unpacking Choice, Student Centered Learning, and Trends in K-12 Education”
January 9, 2023

In the most recent episode of “The Future of Education“, host Michael Horn had a chat with Adam Newman and Christian Lehr, both executives at Tyton Partners, on student centered learning and the innovation within K-12 schooling. Newman and Lehr are additionally terrific authors of a series of research reports, “Choose to Learn”, a […]

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How to Attract and Retain Quality Talent in an Organization
January 9, 2023

DisruptED Host Ron J. Stefanski discussed how to attract and retain quality talent in an organization with Jose Flores, the CEO of Ancor Automotive LLC. Diversity in the workplace should be embraced and encouraged as it improves positive pressure. It allows people to see things from a new perspective, which helps broaden the horizon of how they […]

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Transformation as a Tech Entrepreneur
December 27, 2022

In November 2022, the biggest and brightest of Detroit’s business sector gathered for Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under Forty event. DisruptED’s Ron J. Stefanski was in attendance to seek out those tech disruptors who, in his words, get stuff done (okay, he uses a different S-word). And one person who garnered a lot of […]

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